Strings Magazine has an excellent photo essay on converting a modern violin into a baroque instrument to get that historical sound. Ever wondered what Bach’s music sounded like on the instruments played in his time? With gut strings, a new bass bar and shortened neck, you can find out!

violin modification

It is not advisable to take your violin apart like this unless you have a lot of violin making experience, but it is fascinating to see the process as depicted here.

Cheers
Jerry

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